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February 1950


Author Affiliations


From the Department of Dermatology and Syphilology, Tufts College Medical School, J. G. Downing, M.D., Professor.

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1950;61(2):311-318. doi:10.1001/archderm.1950.01530090141013

IN 1937, Sachs and Lewis1 said that ". . . Nevus syringadenomatosus papilliferus . . . appears to be a rare dermatosis when judged by the few cases reported in the United States." They reported 5 cases and could find only 1 case previously reported in the United States. Ormsby and Montgomery,2 as late as 1948, did not mention additional American cases and used the illustration from Stokes's original report of the first case. Sutton and Sutton3 cited a case reported by Elliott, of a unilateral nevus on a boy's back, and exhibited a photograph of a case of Ronchese's. This last-mentioned case was of a tumor on the sternum of a woman. This tumor had also undergone squamous cell malignant change, and Ronchese kindly lent his slides of this case to me for study. Incidentally, both Elliott's and Stokes's cases were mentioned in 1921 by Ormsby4 in his discussion of

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